I inherited dozens of clumps of Agapanthus (presumably A. praecox orientalis) with the house. The majority are a medium blue but some are light blue and there are a few white ones. I picked 2 stalks of the medium blue variety and one pale blue. I accented these with a few stems of Arthropodium cirratum (aka Renga Lily), which I used in my bouquet 2 weeks ago. A good many of these flowers dried up in the heat and wind last week so I thought I'd best use them while I can. Other accents included 2 varieties of Leucanthemum x superbum (aka Shasta Daisy), Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum' (aka golden feverfew), and Phlomis fruticosa (aka Jerusalem Sage).
The blooms of the Phlomis peaked in mid-April. There are only a few of these Dr. Seuss-like blooms left in the garden now. I wanted a punch of yellow to complement the blue and white of the other flowers but I wasn't sure these fuzzy flowers would fit the bill; however, I liked the whimsy they added to the arrangement.
The Leucanthemum x superbum 'Snow Lady' shown with the Phlomis in the picture above have relatively short stems but I liked the way they complemented the Jerusalem Sage better than the taller, ruffled variety of Shasta Daisy I cut first. The ruffled variety was relegated to the back of the arrangement with the golden feverfew.
The arrangement sits on the dining room table, where I enjoyed it while eating breakfast.
If you have a bouquet from your garden you're enjoying this Monday, post a picture on your blog and link in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. You can find her composition here, along with links to other contributing gardeners.